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Sep 18, 2007 04:09 |  #1

Hi Guys

I am really confusing wether I would go for the 24 or the 24-105. I hope you can help me choose. I like shooting more of family and friends and sport games.

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Sep 18, 2007 04:13 |  #2

You need to consider the locations for these shoots, the lighting and framing etc. If you are 'ringside' for the games I doubt even the 105 end of the 24-105 would get you close enough. I personally prefer the 24-70 for the 'about the house' style shots as well as the odd party etc. I feel the low light handling of the 24-70 surpasses the 24-105 and makes it a better buy *for my situation*.

It's all down to personal preference, can you lay your hands on a copy of each for a tester?


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Sep 18, 2007 04:18 |  #3

Hi

Thanks for your reply. I will use the lens basically shooting like during parties and family portraits and landscapes. Maybe to take like my family playing sports I would use the 70-200 f2.8L IS. What would you recommend?

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You need to consider the locations for these shoots, the lighting and framing etc. If you are 'ringside' for the games I doubt even the 105 end of the 24-105 would get you close enough. I personally prefer the 24-70 for the 'about the house' style shots as well as the odd party etc. I feel the low light handling of the 24-70 surpasses the 24-105 and makes it a better buy *for my situation*.

It's all down to personal preference, can you lay your hands on a copy of each for a tester?


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Sep 18, 2007 04:26 |  #4

The 24-70 & 70-200 is a killer combo. I had the 24-105 for a month or two and really struggled to get anything useable with it in anything but bright sunlight, the 24-70 lets me get alot more shots without intrusive flashlight.

I personally would go 24-70 & 70-200 and enjoy the results, I think you will be more than happy with the pair :)


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Sep 18, 2007 04:35 |  #5

Hi

Thanks so much... I think you are right. I was going to go for the 17-40 first but it is too short for the end reach. Just one quick question do you use mac or windows?

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The 24-70 & 70-200 is a killer combo. I had the 24-105 for a month or two and really struggled to get anything useable with it in anything but bright sunlight, the 24-70 lets me get alot more shots without intrusive flashlight.

I personally would go 24-70 & 70-200 and enjoy the results, I think you will be more than happy with the pair :)


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Sep 18, 2007 07:25 as a reply to  @ jj_photography's post |  #6

I have the 24-105 and I'll admit I do wish I had the faster lens (24-70L) for indoor work. For landscapes, the 24-105L works just fine. I've debated getting the 24-70, but realized it would just be too much overlap for me.

The nice feature of the 24-105 for me is the range. It's on my camera about 80% of the time. Personally, I don't enjoy changing lenses that often and I was concerned that the 24-70 would be a bit limiting in range.


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Sep 18, 2007 08:04 |  #7

jj_photography wrote in post #3954232 (external link)
Hi

Thanks so much... I think you are right. I was going to go for the 17-40 first but it is too short for the end reach. Just one quick question do you use mac or windows?

Thanks

The 17-40 is a dream, super little lens and I think it if had more reach I wouldn't ever remove it :)

I use both, CS3 on a PC and Aperture on a Mac :)


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Sep 19, 2007 03:48 as a reply to  @ h4rri's post |  #8

Ok Thanks


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Sep 19, 2007 04:28 |  #9

h4rri wrote in post #3954207 (external link)
The 24-70 & 70-200 is a killer combo. I had the 24-105 for a month or two and really struggled to get anything useable with it in anything but bright sunlight, the 24-70 lets me get alot more shots without intrusive flashlight.

I personally would go 24-70 & 70-200 and enjoy the results, I think you will be more than happy with the pair :)

Wow ive never heard anything as extreme as that before, struggling to get anything useable with a 24-105L in anything but bright sunlight? :confused: :confused:

Ive used my in dimly lit churches without any problems.




  
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Sep 19, 2007 04:35 |  #10

i was torn between the same 2 lenses, but decided on the 24-70 as i knew i also wanted to get the 70-200 2.8 IS
so now i have both couldn't be happier.
these are both my first 2 L glasses also, have mainly used 3rd party lenses and now i know why you pay the premium


  
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Sep 19, 2007 04:57 as a reply to  @ JohnAng's post |  #11

I think its a matter of what u like.
I was in the same situation a while ago - and bought the 24-105 f 4 l IS.
I am very happy with it,

Here are a few with the combo 5D and 24-105 f/4 L IS.
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From a museum - very low light
ISO 1600 - f/4 - 1/15 sec. IS on


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Inside an old seahouse - very low - and mixed light
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Sep 19, 2007 05:01 |  #12

Nice Pics

Yeah your right will have a think about it.

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I think its a matter of what u like.
I was in the same situation a while ago - and bought the 24-105 f 4 l IS.
I am very happy with it,

Here are a few with the combo 5D and 24-105 f/4 L IS.
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From a museum - very low light
ISO 1600 - f/4 - 1/15 sec. IS on
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Sep 19, 2007 05:16 |  #13

Go 24-70. You won't regret it. Most people wind up selling there 24-105s here for the extra stop of light.




  
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Sep 19, 2007 05:16 as a reply to  @ jj_photography's post |  #14

I think the comment about the low light capabilities. Here's one where the only light was from the window and a small door. ISO 1600.

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Sep 19, 2007 05:23 |  #15

Man this debate goes on and on. But it is a good debate though because it makes you think about what you will do with the lens. Both lens can be used in low light but what are you shotting. For example, the pictures above show stationary objects. If they were moving IS would not be able to help you. It does not correct for subject motion only camera shake. If you are going to be shotting in low light with people moving and little kids running around and you want some nice candid moments then I would get the 24-70 because it is faster. If no one is moving and everything you shoot is stationary then you should get the 24-105. I think you want the former but that is just my $0.02.




  
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